6.9 miles
478 ft
-480 ft
1 mile
High Point

Hidden Mesa Loop Franktown, CO

Detailed Description
Hidden Mesa Loop is a 7 mile moderately popular easy route located near Franktown Colorado. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a easy overall physical rating. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 478 ft with a max elevation of 6,510 ft then descends -480 ft.
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12 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
Mokimen (Apr 13, 2021 at 11:20)
Stay on the trail. Continued use of bypass options may result in closure of this property to biking. Encourage other to do the same.
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hmhMTB (Sep 2, 2020 at 8:28)
Fun loop that can be connected to some secret trails around the edges, with some fun moves in the rock gardens and lots of rock gaps if you’re really cookin
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WanderingBex (Aug 25, 2020 at 14:42)
Great ride! I’m a beginner and I had a total blast! Trails are clearly marked and easy to follow!
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AlexanderCR (Jul 4, 2020 at 10:50)
A easy, double track descent that takes you down to the lower parking lot. This is a blast going down- I clocked 30 mph the last time I rode it. It is a grind getting back up, however. This trail is not technical, and does not contain any real obstacles.
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AlexanderCR (Jul 4, 2020 at 10:27)
This is a fun, technical loop that I would recommend to anyone who wants a flowy, technical and flat ride.
The trails winds its way through a large rock garden, and climbs out onto a plain. You weave your way through the grasslands, up a long, mellow hill. This trail is seeing a lot of use of late, and bypass options are springing up everywhere. Please, STAY ON THE TRAIL!!
This trail is in danger of being closed to bikes if us riders keep making bypasses and freeride lines here.
Please guys, this trail is a gem- it is close to town, it is flat, whip- fast and technical. Don’t get it closed just because you wanted a rock kicker, or thought that cutting corners would make you faster.
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AlexanderCR (Jul 4, 2020 at 10:20)
This is a super flowy and fun trail- it is easy to climb, and relatively easy to descend. It does have the tendency to turn into mud that’s textured like peanut butter when it gets wet though. There are many blind corners, so if you are descending it be sure to keep a eye out for climbers and hikers.
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AlexanderCR (Jul 4, 2020 at 10:17)
Trail Rocky Pass
This is a fun, rocky and generally technical trail. The first half of it ( if your going down) is very rocky and occasionally loose. Then it flattens out, and becomes less rocky. I would rate it a Blue gong down, and definitely a Black going up. It makes for a fun technical climb going up.
  • + 1
troublesome99 (Oct 29, 2018 at 4:48)
This trail is a gentle climb to the loop on the top of the mesa. It's a nice flowing trail to ride down. If there has been moisture the mud towards the top gets very sticky.
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troublesome99 (Oct 29, 2018 at 4:41)
Trail Rocky Pass
This is a fun ride down and a tough ride up. I usually have to stop several times going up (OK 7 times). The trail has a bunch of loose rocks on the lower section, but there is a narrow dirt path where others have ridden. One day I saw a couple ride all the way up with out stopping. They were both riding Pivots with clip-less pedals.
  • + 1
troublesome99 (Oct 29, 2018 at 4:36)
There are some rock gardens on the west side of the loop that are fun to practice on. There are a few 12" or higher drops/pop-ups. This area is a short distance from Castle Rock and Parker and a mile or so north of Franktown. It's a great place to go if you only have an hour or two to get a ride in.
  • + 1
nolanurban (Nov 25, 2017 at 7:10)
Trail Rocky Pass
Not really a bidirectional trail. Larger river rock takes up the majority of the trail with some fast, hard pack dirt lines intermixed. Mostly just a DH trail and it's extremely quick. Do yourself a favor and use the green trail to go to the top and bomb it down. Past the rock sets it flows back towards the green trail well. HTH.
  • + 0
shay8688 (Aug 14, 2017 at 7:39)
Fun little section along the canyon rim with a few small rock features, watch out for rattle snakes in the summer.


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More Stats for Hidden Mesa Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,051 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,073 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,070 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,711 ft
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